This topic explains how to integrate TestRail with Mantis. There are currently three ways to integrate TestRail with Mantis, namely:
- Using defect URLs to link test results to Mantis
- Using the defect plugin for Mantis to push and look up Mantis issues
- Using reference URLs to link test cases to Mantis
You don't have to use all listed integration options and you can mix and match the integration with other tools. Configuring the integration usually only takes a few minutes and this guide explains how to configure the integration and how it works.
The defect URLs are used to let TestRail know how to access your Mantis instance. Once the URLs have been configured, a new Add link appears next to the Defects field in the Add Test Result dialog. This link allows you to jump to Mantis' New Case form to report a new bug. Additionally, entered case IDs are linked to your Mantis instance to make it easier to track the status of your cases.
To configure Mantis' URLs in TestRail, select Administration > Integration. You can alternatively enter separate bug tracker URLs for each project under Administration > Projects. Use the following example URLs to configure the addresses:
Mantis installation Defect View Url: http://your-server/mantis/view.php?id=%id% Defect Add Url: http://your-server/mantis/bug_report_advanced_page.php
Defect plugins can be used to implement a deeper bug tracker integration and TestRail comes with a ready-to-use Mantis defect plugin. To configure the defect plugin, select Administration > Integration and select Mantis in the Defect Plugin dropdown list. The next step is to configure all the necessary connection settings in the Configuration field. Project specific plugins and configuration settings can optionally be specified under Administration > Projects.
When the defect plugin has been configured, a new Push link is shown next to the Defects field in the Add Test Result dialog. Clicking the link will open a popup dialog that enables you to push a bug report to Mantis without leaving TestRail. Once the test result was added, hovering the mouse cursor over an issue ID will open a window with useful information and status details about the issue in Mantis.
The Mantis defect plugin was built to work with a standard Mantis configuration. TestRail allows you to customize the integration to work with your own custom fields or to map users between TestRail and Mantis. Please see the following articles for details on how to customize the integration:
The reference URLs are used to link test cases to cases stored in Mantis via the References field. Once the URLs have been configured, case IDs entered in the References field are linked to your Mantis instance to make it easier to jump to related issues, feature specifications or requirements.
To configure Mantis' URLs for the References field, select Administration > Integration. You can alternatively enter separate reference URLs for each project under Administration > Projects. Use the following example URLs to integrate TestRail with Mantis:
Mantis installation Reference View Url: http://your-server/mantis/view.php?id=%id% Reference Add Url: http://your-server/mantis/bug_report_advanced_page.php